Specsavers opticians in Blackwood have donated 150 high-visibility vests to a local primary school, and 50 to a local Scouts group, to help make sure children can be seen when out walking in the community.

Road safety

Vince Welsh, store manager, and Ellis Brown, trainee dispensing optician at Specsavers in Blackwood, visited Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Derwen in Oakdale to donate the vests and talk to the children about the importance of road safety.

And members of the Gilfach Scouts group called in to the store to collect their vests from team leader, Annie Edwards.

Easily seen

Kathryn Matthews, head teacher at Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Derwen, said: ‘We were extremely happy to receive the vests from Vince and Ellis, and would like to thank Specsavers for its kind donation to our school. The vests will help us ensure the children are easily seen when they are out and about locally and on school trips.’

Vince Welsh, store manager at Specsavers in Blackwood, said: ‘It was a pleasure to donate these vests to Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Derwen and the Gilfach Scouts.

‘At Specsavers we aim to educate children about being safe and seen on the roads from a young age, so it was great to be able to speak to the children in school, and some of the Scouts, to spread the road safety message. I hope they all enjoy wearing their vests this winter.’

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